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{March 21, 2014}   {Review} Residual Belligerence by C.G. Hatton (Thieves’ Guild #1)

Residual BelligerenceFrom Goodreads: The almost mythical Thieves’ Guild has no qualms about playing both sides of the line, manipulating and exploiting the ever-present rumblings of discontent between Earth and Winter. No one messes with the Thieves’ Guild. Except someone just did.

Zach Hilyer is in trouble. Taking a package from A to B always gets more complicated when A doesn’t want to lose it and C will pay and do anything to get their hands on it. Hil is good, one of the best field operatives in the guild. Problem is, he can’t remember when it all went wrong.

After crash landing on a planet with no memory of his last assignment, Hil discovers that his handler is dead and someone’s put a price on his head.
Injured and alone, he has no choice but to go rogue from the guild, fight to clear his name and wreak revenge on the people who set him up.

Blackmail, murder, betrayal and the highest bounty in history set the Thieves’ Guild at the center of a conflict that threatens to spark a galaxy-wide war.

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This is a great novel for fantasy and sci-fi buffs, especially if you like novels like Ender’s Game.  I’ve sort of pulled away from this genre lately as I’m finding my tastes are more for down to earth, relatable stories, but even so, this is a very well written novel!  Fast-paced, filled with action and mystery, it keeps readers focus as the plot unfolds, whisking them across the galaxy as the bounty hunters search for a fallen comrade and a mysterious package as our hero, Hil, tries desperately to remember the past and recover from his bout of amnesia.

The novel opens with action and it continues non-stop; reader and Hil alike don’t know who to trust, and it’s a great roller-coaster ride as the plot unfolds.  I highly recommend it to those looking for a galactic adventure.  Three and a half stars.

3.5 stars

I received this novel from the published in exchange for an honest review.

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